URISA Announces GIS-Pro 2014 Conference Details - 02/04/2014


URISA has announced the details for GIS-Pro 2014: URISA\'s 52nd Annual Conference taking place on 8-11 September 2014 in New Orleans. The event aims to provide exceptional education and discussions focused on Leveraging Spatial Technology in Support of Sustainable and Resilient Communities.

Attendants can take advantage of a number of full and half-day workshops on topics ranging from GIS and NextGen 9-1-1 and Public Participation GIS,  to GIS Program Management and the GIS Capability Maturity Model. Keynotes will feature the Code for America Brigade, Greater New Orleans Community Data Center, and GovLoop. More than two dozen sessions and panel discussions will cover "Improving Coastal Resilience", "Foundations of Successful Transit Systems", "Managing and Exchanging Open and Crowd Sourced Data", and much more.  

Another highlight is this year’s Community Project where participants will collect important data in the Black Pearl neighbourhood to support revitalisation efforts. An afternoon workshop working with data sets collected for the Treme neighbourhood of New Orleans will focus on generating recommendations for community revitalisation and redevelopment.

Networking and optional events

Some networking events are already detailed and the Conference Committee is working on optional events (ghost tours in the Quarter, group dining outings, etc.) to help participants make the most of their time in New Orleans. It is recommended to download the GIS-Pro 2014 mobile Sched app and start networking with your fellow attendees and speakers. 

Exhibitors and Sponsors can now reserve a choice spot in a busy exhibit hall and start planning their conference.

The conference venue is the Sheraton New Orleans, which is ideally situated on Canal Street. It is a perfect location to take advantage of all New Orleans has to offer. Visit the conference website today and review the abundance of educational content, registration and details about GIS-Pro 2014 online.

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